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How to get 150 Instagram followers per week, for free (note: actual growth will vary)! I have to admit, I’m a little social media obsessed, especially with Instagram and Pinterest. I’ve grown past Instagram accounts to over 150,000 followers and watched engagement grow from 12 likes per post to thousands per post.
That account has since been sold. I wondered if I could duplicate that success and did, over and over again, but not without lots of time and hard work. I started to think, can I increase engagement and following on Instagram with less effort and for free? So, I started to experiment.
GROWING MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT THROUGH PAID METHODS
There are a ton of paid tools out there to help you boost your Instagram following. One that is super cool is Instagress. Instagress works by automatically following, liking, and commenting on users accounts on autopilot.
They have a free trial and a paid version afterward that is super affordable. You can set parameters including specific comments to post, how fast you’d like the account to grow, and more. You can even target specific Instagram accounts so, if you’d like to gain the interest of competitors’ followers, you simply add that account. Again, this is an AWESOME tool, but it’s not free.
MY PAID METHOD
The method that I used to grow to over 150,000 Instagram followers over a period of about a year is foolproof. It does take time and effort. You could easily spend a full 8-hour day perfecting this method on Instagram (and I have)! This method is used pretty widely and I’ve made a ton of amazing friends and been exposed to great networking opportunities because of it. Keep in mind though, this is a paid method (still affordable).
If you’d like to learn my method, check out my course here.
GROWING MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR FREE
After mulling over my past experience and studying Instagram, I figured out an easy and FREE way to boost followers. I’m so excited to be sharing this method with you for FREE. Check out these simple steps below:
STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR NICHE
A niche is a specific field or market that your business targets. For example, a vegan food blogger’s niche is vegan food. A cat jewelry designer’s niche is cat jewelry.
It’s important to properly identify your niche so you can get targeted followers. By getting targeted followers you will have an engaged audience interested in what you have to say.
There’s no fooling, you can buy followers online. 1000 followers for $5 or 4000 followers for $20, through services likehttp://www.fiverr.com Fiverr are available but, these untargeted followers will do nothing but increase the number of followers showing on your profile. You will likely get minimal sales and very low engagement from this audience. After you’d identified your niche, move on to step 2.
STEP 2: UNDERSTAND YOUR COMPETITION
So, you’ve identified your niche and now you must understand and identify your competition. Who are your competitors in this space? Find their Instagram profiles and follow them. Study their posts. See what they are doing well and how they are achieving success. You will be targeting their followers.
STEP 3: FOLLOW THEIR FOLLOWERS
The last step in the process is to follow your competition’s followers. I’d recommend starting at the top, since these followers are likely the most recent to follow your competitor, which means they are active on Instagram.
Follow no more than 50 (Instagram’s cap) per hour. You can repeat this method throughout the day. I followed 150-200 followers a day for 5 days and earned 172 followers!
Check out my BEFORE and AFTER BELOW:
Rinse and repeat weekly and that’s 688-860 followers per month! Easy peasy.
Over time, the people you are following will get higher and higher. To start shedding these people, you can use the tool Crowdfire. Crowdfire will show you who is not following you back and you can unfollow any accounts you choose one by one.
That’s it, friends! I hope you enjoyed this free tutorial on growing your Instagram followers for free. If you’re interested in growing your followers lightning fast (I’m talking 1000-4000/month or more), check out my guide here, which shows exact steps I followed to grow to over 150,000 followers in about a year.
Be social! Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest. What tools do you use to grow your social media following?